Beyond Basics: Addressing Gastrointestinal Intolerance in the ICU

Program Date: 27 February 2020
Publication Date: 2 April 2020
Continuing Education Units: Nurse Contact: 1.0; Dietitian CPEU: 1.0

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll describe mechanisms of action and the associated clinical characteristics of GI intolerance; review evidence-based approaches for managing GI intolerance in the critical care setting; and identify tailored interventions based on a patient's specific GI intolerances.

Course Objectives:

•Describe mechanisms of action and the associated clinical characteristics of GI intolerance in the ICU.
•Review evidence-based approaches for managing GI intolerance in the critical care setting.
•Identify tailored interventions based on a patient's specific GI intolerances.
  • CDR Level: 2
  • Suggested Learning Codes: 5010, 5170, 5220, 5410
  • Performance Indicators: 4.1.2, 8.1.2, 8.1.5, 8.3.4
  • Run Time: 47

Course Instructor Bio(s)

Kelly Tappenden, PhD, RD

Professor and Department Head
Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL, USA
Dr. Kelly Tappenden is Professor and Head of the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Dr. Tappenden’s research program focuses on intestinal failure, mechanisms of intestinal adaptation and patient malnutrition. For these contributions, she has received multiple awards, published over 100 peer-reviewed papers and delivered over 400 invited lectures. Dr. Tappenden served as the 33rd President of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition in 2008-09, Chair of the Nutrition, Metabolism and Obesity section of the American Gastroenterology Association Institute from 2009-13 and represents the American Society for Nutrition on the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Currently, she is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition.
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